United Nations recruitment for a Public Data Officer, P4

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The United Nations is the one worldwide group with the attain and imaginative and prescient able to fixing international issues. The United Nations Basis hyperlinks the UN’s work with others all over the world, mobilizing the vitality and experience of enterprise and non-governmental organizations to assist the UN deal with points together with local weather change, international well being, peace and safety, girls’s empowerment, poverty eradication, vitality entry, and U.S.-UN relations.

We’re recruiting to fill the place beneath:




Job Title: Public Data Officer, P4

Location: Nigeria
Job Code Title: Public Data Officer
Job sort: Short-term
Division / Workplace: Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • This place is positioned within the Operations and Advocacy Division, Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is a part of the United Nations Secretariat accountable for bringing collectively humanitarian actors to make sure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA additionally ensures there’s a framework inside which every actor can contribute to the general response efforts.
  • OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate efficient and principled humanitarian motion in partnership with nationwide and worldwide actors with a view to alleviate human struggling in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of individuals in want; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable options.
  • This short-term job opening is being marketed for the place of Public Data Officer and is positioned within the Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Abuja, Nigeria. The Public Data Officer studies to the Head of Workplace, OCHA Nigeria.

Inside delegated authority, the Public Data Officer/Head of unit can be accountable for the next duties:


  • Leads day-to-day nation or regional communications operations to incorporate taking part in coordination of accessibility substantive and administrative actions of the unit, deciphering and disseminating coverage, offering procedural recommendation, bettering reporting techniques, dealing with operational and administrative queries, making ready finances submissions, establishing and / or coordinating coaching programmes and monitoring and evaluating outcomes.
  • Might coordinate and direct a staff of public data employees and/or mentor and supervise the work of junior officers on particular initiatives. Collaborates with discipline focal factors from different items and different organizations;
  • Represents the establishment in conferences and conferences; fulfils talking engagements and makes shows to teams on humanitarian actions.

Reporting and Evaluation:

  • Manages reporting and evaluation, by establishing and sustaining reporting system inside the nation; oversees drafting and distribution of normal studies on the humanitarian state of affairs.
  • Ensures stream of knowledge and evaluation of developments within the nation/area, together with monitoring developments and sharing studies with HQ, and key companions engaged in multi-agency disaster response.
  • Drafts complicated materials for UN newsletters, periodicals, studies and books and edits drafts ready by junior officers.

Strategic Communication:

  • Takes the lead in technique, planning, improvement and implementation of huge, complicated communications campaigns (e.g. international advocacy initiatives, regional public data programmes) and joint communications methods in humanitarian contexts
  • Evaluates outcomes and affect of communications actions, studies on developments, developments and attitudes relating to the UN and the broader humanitarian group.
  • Evaluates outcomes and affect of communications actions, studies on developments, developments and attitudes relating to the UN.
  • Identifies sources and seeks funding and different help for main campaigns.
  • Promote and implement OCHA company campaigns and initiatives such because the World Humanitarian Day (19 August) at discipline stage with native companions, media, inventive group and humanitarian stakeholders
  • Promote the visibility of the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund and help advocacy, useful resource mobilization and donor visibility efforts.
  • Helps efforts to focus on the value-added position of OCHA to Member States in addition to the media and the general public, in help of fundraising and visibility of OCHA.
  • Leads frequent media and communications efforts, together with frequent messaging and chairing a humanitarian communications group.
  • Prepares or oversees preparation of a various vary of knowledge communications merchandise in help of precedence humanitarian initiatives and advocacy efforts.
  • Manages publications programme; produces supplies for print / digital / voice / visible and social media outreach.
  • Builds data networks; plans and oversees upkeep of publicly accessible data supplies on humanitarian points and joint actions of the humanitarian group; plans and develops strategic public outreach actions.


  • Advocate problems with concern; organizes media protection and arranges or conducts briefings, interviews; organizes seminars, lectures, conferences, media journeys, public occasions on main points and occasions regarding the group.
  • Supplies recommendation and experience to the Humanitarian Coordinator, HCT members, companions, OCHA managers, senior officers and different public data employees on a variety of public affairs points, strategies, and approaches; on key media developments and acceptable approaches for media engagement to lift consciousness of humanitarian wants and advocate well timed and coordinated response; anticipates and resolves communications/public relations points/issues.
  • Develops strategic partnerships with key constituencies to elicit help for and maximize affect of humanitarian advocacy goals; serves as principal liaison to governmental our bodies, nationwide teams, personal sector organizations, instructional organizations, worldwide organizations, and many others.


  • Organise and supply coaching alternatives for OCHA and companions worldwide and nationwide employees on media relations and different related abilities
  • Prepare humanitarian counterparts on related points (e.g., position of the ERC, clusters, humanitarian ideas)
  • Plan and coordinate participating social content material, together with consciousness elevating campaigns
  • Determine new alternatives and modern methods to repeatedly have interaction supporters and/or enhance notion of support staff
  • Monitor social media initiatives by different UN companies, non-profit organizations at nation stage, Governments and different stakeholders, and search for alternatives to collaborate, together with with opinion influencers
  • Liaise and work with graphic designers as wanted to provide visuals and infographics to be used in social media campaigns
  • Produce written, picture and audio-visual tales and different content material and publish on related platforms
  • Help catastrophe preparedness by supporting efforts to mainstream disaster communications into contingency planning
  • Digital communication:
  • Helps the event and upkeep of OCHA internet platforms and social media initiatives
  • Open / keep related social media accounts at nation stage
  • Different duties as required.

Academic Qualification

  • A sophisticated college diploma (Grasp’s diploma or equal) in Communication, Journalism, Worldwide Relations, Public Administration or associated discipline, is required. A primary-level college diploma together with two further years of qualifying expertise could also be accepted in lieu of the superior college diploma.

Work Expertise:

  • A minimal of seven (7) years of progressively accountable expertise in public data, journalism, worldwide relations, public administration or associated space is required.
  • Humanitarian expertise within the discipline (precise setting the place a mission and/or mission is being carried out) managing public communications and outreach in emergency conditions (complicated emergency or pure catastrophe) is required.
  • Expertise with disaster communications is fascinating.
  • Expertise with the UN frequent system is fascinating


  • Data of various elements of public data and communication.
  • Potential to handle a variety of points within the context of political developments, public attitudes and native circumstances. Potential to conceptualize, design and implement main data campaigns.
  • Potential to ship oral shows to numerous audiences.
  • Reveals delight in work and in achievements; demonstrates skilled competence and mastery of subject material; is conscientious and environment friendly in assembly commitments, observing deadlines and reaching outcomes; is motivated by skilled quite than private issues; exhibits persistence when confronted with tough issues or challenges; stays calm in hectic conditions.
  • Takes duty for incorporating gender views and guaranteeing the equal participation of ladies and men in all areas of labor.
  • Potential to quickly analyze and combine numerous data from different sources.
  • Potential to diplomatically deal with delicate conditions with goal audiences and domesticate productive relationships.
  • Potential to provide quite a lot of written communications merchandise in a transparent, concise type.

Planning & Organizing:

  • Develops clear objectives which might be per agreed methods; identifies precedence actions and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates acceptable period of time and sources for finishing work; foresees dangers and permits for contingencies when planning; displays and adjusts plans and actions as needed; makes use of time effectively.


  • Speaks and writes clearly and successfully; listens to others, accurately interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks inquiries to make clear, and displays curiosity in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, type and format to match viewers; demonstrates openness in sharing data and preserving folks knowledgeable.


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to attain organizational objectives; solicits enter by genuinely valuing others’ concepts and experience; is prepared to be taught from others; locations staff agenda earlier than private agenda; helps and acts in accordance with a closing group choice, even when such choices could not solely replicate personal place; shares credit score for staff accomplishments and accepts joint duty for staff shortcomings.


  • Actively seeks to enhance programmes or companies; presents new and completely different choices to unravel issues or meet shopper wants; promotes and persuades others to contemplate new concepts; takes calculated dangers on new and strange concepts; thinks “exterior the field”; takes an curiosity in new concepts and new methods of doing issues; just isn’t sure by present pondering or conventional approaches.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the publish marketed, fluency in English is required. Data of one other UN official language is a bonus.


  • Analysis of certified candidates could embrace an evaluation train which can be adopted by competency-based interview.

Particular Discover

  • The appointment / task is for 364 days, with the opportunity of extension, topic to availability of funds and mandate extension. The chosen candidate is anticipated to begin as quickly as attainable.
  • A employees member holding a brief appointment shall be thought to be an exterior candidate when making use of for different positions, and will apply for different short-term positions at any stage, topic to part 5.7 beneath and employees rule four.16 (b) (ii). Due to this fact, a employees member holding a brief appointment within the Basic Service or associated classes could solely apply to positions inside these classes. For full data on eligibility necessities, please seek advice from part 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Short-term Appointments. In its decision 66 / 234, the Basic Meeting additional “confused that the Secretary-Basic shouldn’t recur to the observe of briefly filling posts within the Skilled and better classes with Basic Service employees members who haven’t handed the Basic Service to Skilled class examination aside from on an distinctive foundation, and requests the Secretary-Basic to make sure that short-term occupation of such posts by the Basic Service employees shall not exceed a interval of 1 yr, efficient 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates within the Basic Service or associated classes for short-term job openings within the Skilled class that haven’t handed the aggressive examination could also be chosen solely on an distinctive foundation endorsed by the Workplace of Human Sources Administration the place no different appropriate candidate may very well be recognized.
  • Upon separation from service, together with, however not restricted to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, persevering with or everlasting appointment, a former employees member can be ineligible for re-employment on the idea of a brief appointment for a interval of 31 days following the separation. Within the case of separation from service on retirement, a former employees member can be ineligible for re-employment for a interval of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or present employees member who has held or holds an appointment in one other entity making use of the United Nations Employees Laws and Guidelines and who applies for a brief place with the Secretariat.
  • Whereas this short-term task could present the profitable applicant with a possibility to realize new work expertise, the choice for this place is for a restricted interval and has no bearing on the long run incumbency of the publish. An exterior candidate chosen for this place is sure by the prevailing situation of the employees choice system underneath ST/AI/2010/three, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/four/Rev.1. A employees member holding a brief appointment who’s recruited within the Skilled and above classes on a brief appointment, and positioned on a place licensed for one yr or longer could not apply for or be reappointed to his / her present place inside six months of the top of his/her present service. This provision doesn’t apply to employees members holding short-term appointments and positioned on positions licensed for one yr or extra in obligation stations licensed for peacekeeping operations or particular political missions.
  • The expression “Inside candidates”, shall imply employees members who’ve been recruited after a aggressive examination underneath employees rule four.16 or after the recommendation of a central evaluate physique underneath employees rule four.15.
  • Please observe that candidates can be required to satisfy the necessities of Article 101, paragraph three, of the Constitution in addition to the necessities of the place. The United Nations is dedicated to the very best requirements of effectivity, competence and integrity for all its human sources, together with however not restricted to respect for worldwide human rights and humanitarian regulation.
  • Candidates could also be topic to screening in opposition to these requirements, together with however not restricted to whether or not they have dedicated, or are alleged to have dedicated legal offences and/or violations of worldwide human rights regulation and worldwide humanitarian regulation.
  • For data on particular publish allowance, please seek advice from ST/AI/1999/17. For extra particulars on the administration of short-term appointments please seek advice from ST/AI/2010/four/Rev.1.
  • The Employees Laws, Employees Guidelines and administrative issuances governing employees appointments may be considered at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.
  • Candidates can be required to satisfy the necessities of Article 101, paragraph three, of the Constitution in addition to the necessities of the place. The United Nations is dedicated to the very best requirements of effectivity, competence and integrity for all its human sources, together with however not restricted to respect for worldwide human rights and humanitarian regulation.
  • Candidates could also be topic to screening in opposition to these requirements, together with however not restricted to whether or not they have dedicated, or are alleged to have dedicated legal offences and/or violations of worldwide human rights regulation and worldwide humanitarian regulation.
  • Candidates are urged to observe rigorously all directions out there within the on-line recruitment platform, Inspira. For extra detailed steering, candidates could seek advice from the At-a-Look on “The Utility Course of” and the Educational Guide for the Candidates, which may be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the higher proper aspect of Inspira account-holder homepage.
  • Functions are pre-screened by the system in line with the revealed necessities of the job opening on the idea of the knowledge supplied within the utility. In relation to the necessities of the job opening, candidates should present full and correct data pertaining to their , together with their schooling, work expertise, and language abilities.
  • Every applicant should keep in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate purposes could render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Preliminary screening and analysis of purposes can be performed on the idea of the knowledge submitted. Functions can’t be amended following submission. Candidates underneath critical consideration for choice can be topic to a reference-checking course of to confirm the knowledge supplied within the utility.




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  • Candidates discovered appropriate and never chosen for the introduced obligation station, could also be chosen for deployment to different obligation stations. The choice can be for comparable features with comparable necessities on the identical stage.
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Vital Notes

  • The above statements are meant to explain the final nature and stage of labor to be carried out by folks assigned to this job.
    They don’t seem to be to be construed as an exhaustive listing of all tasks, duties and abilities required of personnel so labeled.
    All personnel could also be required to carry out different tasks along with these specified infrequently, as wanted
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    • We’re an equal alternative employer and worth variety inclusion. We don’t discriminate on grounds of color, race, nationality, faith, age, ethnic origin, incapacity, gender, marital standing, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our persons are all equally gifted in distinctive methods: we come from numerous traditions, private experiences and factors of view. And we wish to embrace yours, Are you able to encourage us together with your concepts?
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    • Functions submitted after the deadline is not going to be thought-about.
    • Because of the urgency of the place, we have now the best to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile earlier than the above deadline
    • Solely certified candidates can be invited for interview


Utility Deadline  11th February, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (New York time)